Developmentally Appropriate Curriculum: Best Practices in Early Childhood Education / Edition 3

Developmentally Appropriate Curriculum: Best Practices in Early Childhood Education / Edition 3

by Marjorie J. Kostelnik, Alice Phipps Whiren, Anne Keil Soderman, Anne Keil Soderman
     
 

ISBN-10: 0130496588

ISBN-13: 9780130496584

Pub. Date: 06/23/2003

Publisher: Pearson

This comprehensive book brings together the best information currently available for developing an integrated approach to curriculum and instruction in the early years. The book creates a bridge between the worlds of child care and early education, as well as between preprimary and primary programs. The effective ideas presented are designed to give readers a cohesive

Overview

This comprehensive book brings together the best information currently available for developing an integrated approach to curriculum and instruction in the early years. The book creates a bridge between the worlds of child care and early education, as well as between preprimary and primary programs. The effective ideas presented are designed to give readers a cohesive view of the what, why, and how of developmentally appropriate practices. Each chapter addresses principles of age-appropriateness, individual appropriateness, and social and cultural appropriateness. It is designed for current and future early childhood professionals working in formal group settings with young children ranging in age from three to eight.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780130496584
Publisher:
Pearson
Publication date:
06/23/2003
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
507
Product dimensions:
8.20(w) x 10.80(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

I. FOUNDATIONS OF EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION.

1. Developmentally Appropriate Practice: An Evolving Framework for Teaching Young Children.
2. Principles of Development and Learning: Implications for Effective Teaching.

II. SETTING THE STAGE FOR LEARNING.

3. Planning and Implementing Effective Small-Group Activities.
4. Planning and Implementing Effective Whole-Group Activities.
5. Organizing Space, Materials, Time, and Children's Groups.
6. Promoting Self-Discipline in Children.
7. Strengthening Developmentally Appropriate Programs Through Family Involvement.

III. THE CURRICULUM.

8. The Aesthetic Domain.
9. The Affective Domain.
10. The Cognitive Domain.
11. The Language Domain.
12. The Physical Domain.
13. The Social Domain.

IV. INTEGRATING CURRICULUM.

14. Integrating Curriculum Through Pretend and Construction Play.
15. Integrating the Curriculum Through Theme Teaching.
16. Integrating Curriculum Through Authentic Assessment.
Appendix: Sample Lesson Plans.
References.
Author Index.
Subject Index.

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